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WCOOP 2013 Event #36 was one of the special tournaments which draw a small but talented field. The game was 2-7 Triple Draw and the limit game is tough to master. 386 players paid the price to enter the tournament creating a $ 115,800 which was more than double the guarantee.
Only 54 of those players made the money and a few big names slid their short stacks to a min-cash including Bryn Kenney and Mike “SirWatts” Watson. It seemed George Danzer was destined for a final table appearance but ran into some bad hands to drop down quickly in 13th place. Hand-for-hand play at the final table bubble lasted only 11 hands until Rebuy Roope was all-in with an 8-7 which was no good against jickgh_ty 7-6.
The action is six-handed and the final table had two with past success in large field PokerStars events, both winning their title in draw games as well. zxz_ was already a 2-7 Triple Draw champion during SCOOP 2013 while -Rebus1980- won a WCOOP title just a few weeks ago in Event #7 5-Card Draw. Both players began the final table with very few chips and needed help to win their next title.
Final Table chip counts:
Seat 1: instigator85 (694,838 in chips)
Seat 2: jickgh_ty (516,542 in chips)
Seat 3: -Rebus1980- (92,659 in chips)
Seat 4: mikexace (195,695 in chips)
Seat 5: zxz_ (77,038 in chips)
Seat 6: Unkn0wn123 (353,228 in chips)
zxz_ pairs up, eliminated in 6th
zxz_ came to the final table needing a lot of help to add a WCOOP title but could get there. Starting with 77k, zxz_ was blinded down to just 25,538 and it didn’t take too many bets to get those in.
zxz_ raised under the gun which was called by Unkn0wn123 and mikexace in the big blind. mikexace drew three cards while zxz_ and Unkn0wn123 each drew two before zxz_ bet out again after mikexace checked and Unkn0wn123 raised the action to put zxz_ all-in.
zxz_ drew one card on the second and third draws but was unable to improve with [8c][7s][7h][5s][2d] for second best. The 87 was drawing live as Unkn0wn124 stood pat with [Th][6s][4d][3s][2c] which was good enough for the win to knock out zxz_ in 6th place for $ 4,110.
-Rebus1980- runs out of luck, eliminated in 5th
-Rebus1980- has proven skills in draw games and the Russian worked a short stack to stay alive time after time but finally drew a second best hand to come up just short on a second win in the series.
-Rebus1980- was down to just a few big bets and raised under the gun. The bet was called by Unkn0wn123 on the button, jickgh_ty in the big blind, and they each drew two cards before checking around.
jickgh_ty then drew one card before betting out, -Rebus1980- drew two cards then called all-in, Unkn0wn123 called the bet after drawing two as well. jickgh_ty stoop pat on the third draw followed by -Rebus1980- and Unkn0wn123 each drawing one card.
jickgh_ty bet out once more to get a fold from Unkn0wn123 and showed [5s][8h][4s][3h][6d] which was good enough to beat [8s][7d][Tc][6h][2s]. -Rebus1980- did well to come close to a second WCOOP title but ended up in 5th place for $ 6,426.
Unkn0wn123 began the final table third in chips but did not have much luck at all during their short stay. A chipstack graph would look like the most intense roller coaster in history with big hands, double-ups, and more of the same until Unkn0wn123 missed on the last one.
Unkn0wn123 was in the big blind for 1/3 of the remaining chips and the rest where in the middle before the first draw after a series of bets with mikexace in the small blind.
It was three cards for Unkn0wn123 on the first draw and then one from there on while mikexace drew one card all three times. Unkn0wn123 had a big draw but was only able to showdown with [4h][2h][6d][7h][7s] while mikexace hit his draw big [5d][8s][3c][4s][6c] to take the hand. Unkn0wn123 had an eventful final table but finish in 4th place for $ 8,800.
Seat 1: instigator85 (558,985 in chips)
Seat 2: jickgh_ty (613,712 in chips)
Seat 4: mikexace (757,303 in chips)
Three-handed play began with similar deep stacks and it took more than 40 hands to play out before the next elimination. instigator85 ran into a series of six-digit pushed the other way until getting short with less than three big bets.
instigator85 raised from the under the gun, jickgh_ty put in a third bet before mikexace capped the betting to make it three-way to the first draw. jickgh_ty drew three cards, mikexace drew two, and the short stack instigator85 pulled just one.
Action checked around until instigator85 bet out and jickgh_ty raised which was enough to put instigator85 all-in. jickgh_ty each drew two cards while instigator85 stoop pat. Another bet/call from jickgh_ty and mikexace before each drew one more card.
jickgh_ty bet after the third draw to get a fold from mikexace and showed [2d][9s][3d][6c][4h] which was good enough to beat the [4c][9c][6h][5h][Td] of instigator85. jickgh_ty picked up a nice sized pot while instigator85 was knocked out in 3rd place for $ 12,738.
Seat 2: jickgh_ty (984,697 in chips)
Seat 4: mikexace (945,303 in chips)
Less than 40k separated the final two players and they chopped the final two spots right down the middle and left $ 1,000 behind to battle over. Both players were leading the final table at some point during play but it was mikexace who would be the last one standing.
Even with just $ 1,000 remaining, the two players went at it for almost an hour and nearly 170 hands of heads-up play. jickgh_ty was running out of energy and mentioned going to sleep on more than one occasion. At that point he was making a lot of moves and finally was able to hit the bed.
mikexace had jickgh_ty all-in before the first draw when the shortstack drew three cards to one for the chipleader. The both drew one card the rest of the way down until mikexace showed [7d][3d][8s][6s][2c] to best the [Ts][5h][8c][9s][7s]. The hand was good enough to give mikexace all the chips and the win in Event #36 for $ 20,649.
Its Back to Back wins for PartyPokers very own “Mad” Marvin Rettenmaier at the WPT Merit Cyprus Classic! Can he make it a triple?
With a list of names like something out of a ‘Who’s Who’ guide to poker including the likes of David “Chino” Rheem, Daniel’Jungleman’Cates, The Mizrachi Brothers, Sam El Sayed, Tommy Vedes, and Dominik Nitsche, there was one name here at the PartyPoker Blog that we’d be paying close attention to…
PartyPokers very own
“Mad” Marvin Rettenmaier of course, who ended up crushing the WPT Merit Cyprus Classic and performed the unthinkable by becoming the first player ever to win back-to-back WPT titles.
On top of that Marvin walked away with a cool $ 287,784 in prize money a $ 25k seat into the 2013 WPT World Championship at the Bellagio, which you might just remember Marvin took down last May winning the WPT Champions Cup and of course $ 1.2 Million in prize money and his name forever written into the WPT history books.
3 times a charm
Can he perform a hat-trick we ask? Well with this kid anything’s possible “This is totally MAD,” said Marvin. “I’m heading to Philadelphia to see if I can make it a triple at the WPT Parx Open Poker Classic – I have to keep going when things are going this well.”
A great head start to Season XI
And with an early lead in the Season XI Player of the Year race things are certainly on the up and up for this young German who just loves a good song and dance. All throughout the event Marvin dominated his game and at the start of the heads up he was holding onto more than 80% of the chips. With Russian Tournament Director Artur Voskanyan taking second and Ran Azor, who’s no stranger to the WPT being the runner up at the Season VIII WPT World Championship, taking third.
The numbers look good!
For a season opener the numbers were impressive too with a 329 runners all paying $ 4,400 making a prize pool in excess of $ 1.2 million which is probably a favorite number of Marvin’s by now. A few stops stateside and the WPT will return to Europe this September with the televised WPT Grand Prix de Paris €7,500 Main Event at the prestigious Aviation Club de France from September 10 – 15. Qualify right now only on PartyPoker!
Final Table Pay-Outs
1. Marvin Rettenmaier – $ 287,784, including a $ 25,500 WPT World Championship entry
2. Artur Voskanyan – $ 184,020
3. Ran Azor – $ 118,360
4. Victor Paraschiv – $ 87,610
5. Joseph El Khoury – $ 65,770
6. Kiryl Radzivonau – $ 52,590
Player of the Year Standings
1. Marvin Rettenmaier – 1,000 points
2. Artur Voskanyan – 800 points
3. Ran Azor – 700 points
4. Victor Paraschiv – 600 points
5. Joseph El Khoury – 500 points
6. Kiryl Radzivonau – 400 points
7. Erik Cajelais – 300 points
8. Walid Bou Habib – 200 points
9. Gilboa Yossi- 100 points
10. Kemal Sevevi – 75 points
This was almost the story of a Canadian pro finally winning an EPT title. Instead, it’s the story of the first Triple Crown winner crowned on EPT soil (only the fifth ever), as Davidi Kitai displayed considerable focus and panache to win the EPT Berlin title and a first prize of €712,000. It’s also marks the first win for a Belgian after eight seasons on the tour.
As the heads-up contest started few doubted that that Kitai, 32, and Chen, 24, would be concerned with the €80,000 left on the table after a two-way deal (merely food and lodging for next week’s furlough to Monaco). It was the title they wanted; Chen, the type of player it’s hard to believe hasn’t already won an EPT title; while for Kitai it’s the next landmark on a low-profile yet highly successful career trajectory.
Railing Kitai from the rail was Ilan Boujenah, himself a finalist in Madrid, who said that Kitai doesn’t come second or third, for him it’s first or nothing. “I told you,” he grinned later, as Kitai extended his lead, ultimately taking the crown. He was right.
When Andrew Chen wakes up tomorrow he may not blink the sleep away and ask himself how it all went wrong. He’s too unruffled for that. He may not wake up after a night of consolatory debauchery; the debris of 51 rum and cokes stacked inexplicably at the end of the bed. He’s too composed for that. He may not even look back at all on what was a near-perfect week. He’s too self-assured for that.
Kitai opened for 350,000 with king-five of clubs, and called when Chen three-bet to 900,000 with king-jack off-suit. Both missed the deauce-queen-eight flop at which Chen bet a further 615,000; called by Kitai. Chen then bet the four on the turn – 1,480,000 this time – for a five on the river.
Now Chen shoved, sending Kitai into the tank; an 11 million chip bet that would cost Kitai everything to call. When he made his decision it was to do just that, a miracle call.
“I guess he owned me,” said Chen, collecting €613,000 as runner-up. “He said that he was going to call a lot of rivers which seems insane. It’s really hard to say much about a hand like that.
“I was certainly going to shove a lot of rivers and it’s just a shame he hit a five. In a way he three-outed me. I hope that it’s presented on TV that way rather than him just catching me bluffing.”
But it’s Kitai who lifted the trophy, collecting the seat at the EPT Grand Final and the Shamballa bracelet from official sponsor Shamballa Jewels, to the applause of the ever present French-speaking rail, as Chen, still smiling, shrugged off any suggestion of defeat, leaving the limelight for Triple Crown winning Kitai.
- Final eight competing for first prize of 825,000 Euros
- Not until an hour from now…
- Good player, good coach, but Buddiga falls short
- Mickey Petersen on Andrew Chen
- Romanello picking up PoY points with a week to go…
- Mario “Pokerccini” Puccini powering through his second final table
- Blom busts €10,000 High Roller in seventh
- French speaking pros at it again after memorable season
- All quiet on the Berlin front as final goes heads-up
- Moorman leading high roller, ElkY chasingThere remains only one more event to play on this eight season of the European Poker Tour and you won’t have long to wait for it. The Berlin leg ends tonight, but the first event in The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final (a name sure to catch on) begins on Monday, the €100,000 Super High Roller getting things started before the main event begins on Tuesday, all of which you’ll find coverage of on the PokerStars Blog.
All roads now lead to MonacoUntil then, thanks for following the coverage from Berlin. Take tomorrow off and we’ll see you on Monday. Here’s Davidi Kitai…
Triple Stud. Three variants of stud poker rolled into one. Three times the Stud fun. And during the 2012 TCOOP, they come at three times the normal pace.
By PokerStars’ lofty standards, the turnout was modest for 2012 TCOOP Event 12, $ 33 Triple Stud. 1,720 stud aficianados and / or people who decided, “What the heck?” registered for the tournament. Those who managed to finish in the top 224 were guaranteed a minimum of $ 52.11. Numbered among those 1,720 were ten members of Team PokerStars. Only one of them, Team Pro Henrique Pinho, received any return on their buy-in. Pinho finished in 199th place, good enough to make the second rung of the prize ladder.
From there the action was already being driven by the relentless increases in limits. The average chip count quickly dropped to between 4 and 5 big bets – enough to play one hand to the river – and stayed there for the rest of the tournament. Elimination could be brutally quick, an unusual feature for Stud, which is often thought of as a very slow game.
A double elimination during 120k/240k Razz created an eight-handed final table that looked like this:
Seat 1: Paokgeorge (2045297 in chips)
Seat 2: capotinha (387752 in chips)
Seat 3: LarssonDJ (1111885 in chips)
Seat 4: LAMBTON (475682 in chips)
Seat 5: vpisjak (693344 in chips)
Seat 6: aless_84 (1351972 in chips)
Seat 7: YaaGy (1272580 in chips)
Seat 8: Oddla (1261488 in chips)
Cutting things down to size
The average stack to start the final table was 1,075,000, less than five big bets. With antes of 24,000 and a bring-in of 36,000, even big-stacked Paokgeorge didn’t have much breathing room. But these players knew what they were in for when they signed up for a turbo triple stud tournament (we hope!).
capotinha started the table as the short stack and was also the first player eliminated. After being whittled down to 103,752, capotinha made a stand during the Stud Hi/Lo round with [9d][ks] / [ac]. YaaGy started with split aces and finished with trip aces for high and a 6-4 for low. capotinha could only muster a lowly pair of jacks and reported to the rail in 8th place.
vpisjak was also among the short stacks to start the final table. Shortly after capotinha’s elimination, and still during the Stud Hi/Lo round, vpisjack got all in on 3rd street with three babies, [4h][ac] / [5h]. Oddla took a flyer with [8s][qc] / [as], a hand that turned into two pair, queens and sevens, with no low. vpisjak only improved to a pair of 5s and was bounced out in 7th place.
The last hand of 200k/400k Stud Hi produced the 6th-place finisher. YaaGy’s fortunes had bounced a few times already at the final table when, down to 333,000, YaaGy went with [qd][ts] / [8d]. That hand didn’t improve to anything better than ace-high – which was just barely worse than the pair of deuces that Paokgeorge mustered by the river. YaaGy was out.
Take the money and run
At 250k/500k Razz, the average stack had dipped to just 3.5 big bets. The remaining five players decided to try to work out a deal, rather than to rely on luck the rest of the way. Once the chip-chop numbers were delivered, each player quickly agreed to the deal, leaving the $ 500 set-aside as all that remained to be determined.
The 300k/600k round of Stud Hi/Lo claimed aless_84 in 5th place. aless_84 was all in on third street with three small cards, [4d][8h] / [2d], but only improved to a pair of 4s. LarssonDJ showed down two pair, aces and fives, to claim the pot and the knockout. Two hands later Oddla followed aless_84 to the rail at the hands of LAMBTON. Oddla was forced to make a play with [kd][4s] / [td] and, by the river, couldn’t beat LAMBTON’s two pair, aces and eights.
Down to three players, Paokgeorge received no love from the deck. Battered and bruised in successive hands, Paokgeorge finally knuckled under in the Stud Hi round after starting with [3s] [7c] /[4s] and failing to make anything. LarssonDJ collected the pot comfortably, having made 10s and 9s by fifth street and not even having to sweat the river card.
The heads-up battle between LAMBTON and LarssonDJ lasted all of five hands. LAMBTON won four of them – including the final hand:
2012 TCOOP Event 12 $ 33 Triple Stud results (reflects five-way deal):
* 1st: LAMBTON ($ 5,432.65)
* 2nd: LarssonDJ ($ 4,934.27)
* 3rd: Paokgeorge ($ 7,628.23)
* 4th: Oddla ($ 4,365.92)
* 5th: aless_84 ($ 4,213.14)
6th: YaaGy ($ 1,548.00)
7th: vpisjak ($ 1,032.00)
8th: capotinha ($ 516.00)
Today is Day 3 of the 2012 TCOOP. There are still eight more days to go. You can find a complete schedule of events, including all satellites, on the TCOOP Main Page.
4 members of Team Titan played this new prestigious event of the WSOP at the Rio in Las Vegas; the two frenchmen Christophe Benzimra and Yann Brosolo, the english Sam Trickett and the german Marvin Rettenmaier.
In this tournament Triple Chance, each player received 5 000 chips and two Rebuy chips of 5 000 chips each which could be used whenever they wanted during the first four hours.
So, the players had 15 K in chips in total (one hour level).
A total of 817 players paid the buy in to participate to this event.
It took a long time for Christophe Benzimra, Sam Trickett and Yann Brosolo to register before taking place in the Pavillon Room of the Rio and they joined their tables at the beginning of the level 2. Marvin decided to enter in this event a little bit later. “After all these events, i wasn’t feeling well at the tables yesterday, so i decided to sleep as much as possible before coming”.
Level 2 and 3 – Blinds 50/100 and 75/150:
The player under the gun (UTG) raised to 250 and the italian November Nine 2010 Filipo Candio called as did Yann Brosolo in late position with A♠ Q♠
Flop: 10♠ 8♠ 2♥
UTG player opened to 650, Filipo Candio gave up and Yann Brosolo made the call.
UTG player check-called the bet of our french member of Team Titan for 950.
The river came 9♠ giving the nuts to Yann Brosolo.
UTG player checked and Yann value-bet 2 300 and his opponent made the call and muck his hand when Yann showed his hand.
Yann was up to 20 K.
Christophe Benzimra was at 15 K at the end of the level. He received Aces twice but didn’t have the chance to see any action at the table and “stole” the blinds.
Sam finished the level with 13 K.
Level 4 – Blinds 100/200
During this level, Sam climbed to 25 K but we had no details about how. Indeed, the english player was changed of table and in the middle of this crowdy field it took us a long time to find him back at his new corner where he joined Barry Shulman and the french player Mario Cordero.
Sam Trickett did a hard fold; on a flop 8♦ Q♦ 6♥ Sam opened to 1K and the high-jack player made the call. The small player who was involved in this hand preflop folded.
Sam check-called the 1625 of his opponent.
And on the river, the 5♠ his opponent took a quite long time before sending all his chips in the middle for a little bit more of 11 K.
Sam Trickett thought for about 5 minutes before folding his pocket 10. “His river bet didn’t make sense so i really hesitated to call. But i don’t know this player so it was a hard decision”.
Yann Brosolo was down to 6 K at the end of this level:
A french player min-raised UTG to 400 and Filipo Candio made the call in middle position. Yann Brosolo, in big blind 3-bet to 1 200 with A♠ 10♠ and Candio decided to call.
Brosolo attacked to 1400 and the italian pay.
Brosolo sent a new barrel for 2 600 and Candio acted for a while before calling.
Finally, a 2 fell on the river and Yann Brosolo decided to go on bluffing going all-in for 6 K. The response from Candio was easy. “I call” he said with a large smile and turned an 8 for a quad.
Yann Brosolo changed his 2 rebuy chips (10 K) to continue to play.
Few hands before the end of the level and the 20-minutes break Yann raised to 400 at the cut-off with A♣ K♦ The button made it more expensive and 3-bet to 1 100. Yann Brosolo 4-bet to 2 400 and his opponent paid quite fastly.
Flop :10♣ 8♦ 7♥
Yann Brosolo bet 2 600 and his opponent immediately moved all-in causing the fold of the french player from Team Titan.
Sam Trickett was back to 15 K at the break after he had lost an unavoidable coin-flip.
Level 5 – Blinds 100/200 ante 25:
Marvin seat at the table with big names as Barry Greenstein, Huck Seed or Isaac Baron before moving to a new table few minutes later where Alexander Kravchenko and Vitaly Lunkin were doing well.
Sam Trickett is eliminated by the french player Mario Cordero in another flip. In small blind and with pocket 10 Sam 3-bet for 450 the french player in big blind who 4-bet to 1 550. Sam made it 3 300 and Coredeo moved all-in. Sam Trickett had no other option than calling.
Mario Cordero: A♣ J♣
Board: 7♣ 5♣ Q♦ 2♥ J♠ and Sam Trickett left the table after sending a fair “Good Luck everyone”.
Christophe Benzimra lost a preflop all-in against a short stack QQ versus 66. His opponent made a lucky straight. “This one was hard. How to make chips when i don’t win a 80/20 ? Hope to be a little bit more lucky now”.
At the end of the level, Christophe called the UTG player’s raise of 600 from the small blind. The big blind also paid.
Flop: 6♥ 3♠ 8♣
Christophe and the big blind checked. UTG player, who is a really tight player, made his continuation-bet to 600 and Christophe 3-bet to 1 800. The big blind fold and the UTG player shoved.
Christophe made immediately the call showing 8♠ 6♠ for two pairs when his opponent turned A♠ A♥
Turn: 10♣ and river: 4♦
Christophe Benzimra is back to 15 K at the end of the level.
Marvin was down to 11 K at his table. “I just paid the blinds. I saw few flops but it was not good for me so i gave up”.
Level 6 – Blinds 150/300 ante 25 – Fatal level for Team Titan
A player in early poition raised to 700 and Yann Brosolo moved all-in for 4,9 K. Everybody fold until the initial raiser who made the call.
Yann was behind with AJ against the AQ of his opponent.
No Jack to save the french player.
In almost the same time, Christophe Benzimra and Marvin Rettemaier were eliminated as well.
After a raise of 1300 and a call, Christophe Benzimra moved all-in and the initial raiser snap-called.
Christophe: A♦ K♦
Opponent: Q♦ Q♣
The board fell A♠ Q♠ 3♠ 8♠ 5♦ and it is all over for Christophe in this Event #50.
Marvin Rettenmaier lost a coin flip as well for a 15 K pot and quit the tournament.
Marvin and Christophe commented the same way. They never succeed to make increasing their stacks. Even if they played seriously and quite tight, they couldn’t defend their chances. No good cards and no way to connect flops.
Marvin declared: “That’s the game but it is really frustrating for us to spend a day like we did”.
Jake Cody is only 22 years old yet he has already accomplished something most poker players don’t achieve in a lifetime. In the first open event of the 42nd World Series of Poker, the British poker pro defeated Yevgeniy Timoshenko to win the $ 25,000 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Championship. His prize was $ 851,192 and the coveted WSOP bracelet.
Cody’s WSOP victory completed something known in the poker world as the Triple Crown. He has now won titles in each of the three biggest poker tournament series in the world. In addition to his World Series of Poker bracelet, last year Cody won prestigious tournaments of the World Poker Tour and the European Poker Tour.
“I think this tops it off,” Cody told the media. “Even though the EPT was my first really big win, this one was the most special.”
In January 2010, Cody won the EPT Deauville Main Event for $ 1.2 million. Last summer he played in only one WSOP event but then went on to win the WPT London Main Event title in September for $ 425,492.
Only two other poker players have achieved the Triple Crown – Roland de Wolfe and Gavin Griffin. But neither of them did it at such a young age as Cody, nor in such a short time span.
In February, Cody beat out Team Titan’s Sam Trickett to win the European Player of the Year award.
For his second place finish in the Heads-Up Championship, Timoshenko earned $ 525,980. Third place went to event favorite Gus Hansen, who along with fourth place finisher Eric Froehlich won $ 283,966.
Titan Poker is staging a wide range of satellite tournaments awarding seats at the Main Event and Side Events.